AB for SG: "I look at the future of cloud gaming and what it means for the generations of consoles after the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett."
Not a bad first time out. But maybe add some off the cuff talking in the future. When someone is just reading, it's a turn off and makes me want to find the information you're reading on the teleprompter and just read it myself. There's no energy coming from the speaker. Example: Switch what he's talking about to a medical video. Yeah. It's like that. Informative but dry. Games are entertaining. So, commentators should give off that feeling too. Will there be a next gen after next that's coming up? Who knows. We could be in a world conflict or a recession or great depression. They're extreme. But it's a guess like knowing if hardware will still be sold. No one knows. I don't like the DRM and not being able to play if you don't have an internet connection. And, asking me to buy full priced games when I can't physically own them or download them. I'm old school. That's ridiculous to me. If it's a flat fee a month to play like a flat fee a month to watch Netflix, then I could accept Streaming as an optional way to play. Other than that. Hell no! One more example: I have PSVR and bought Firewall Zero Hour used for $17.99. It's hella fun. But, it REQUIRES an internet connection to play for ***single player*** training mode. I knew that going in and bought it almost a year after launch. The ONLY game that I have that does this. Lately, Cox Cable has been going out randomly because they are supposedly "upgrading." I was playing a mission and the internet goes out. Resulting in automatically being kicked out of the game. In ***singled player** training mode. Now, I can wait until the internet comes back or play an offline game that's digital or physical I OWN. When a game forces you to move on because you can't play it, then I don't want a streaming future at all as an option. Ever. I'll take hardware always. And, streaming requires hardware anyway. So, why not just stick with native hardware.
Thank you for the thoughtful feedback.
No problem. Like I said, not bad. Just maybe more "umph." We're told Streaming is the future. But all I see is aggravation coming. When the internet goes out, no one will be able to play any games besides not owning games physically. That's not my future. I mentioned Firewall even though it's not a Streaming game because it is a representation of what's to come. I own the game physically. But can't play it at all when the internet is down. That's not fun. Console gaming is about "pick up and play." No internet means no one plays. Now, I like the idea. The tech behind Streaming. Maybe even VR will be streamed to headsets in the future at 5G at little to no latency. Some say like Ready Player One. But the consequences for the console industry can't be denied. No internet, no play. So, I'm hoping hardware will still be sold all the way up to PlayStation 9. If you remember that. And games can still be played offline if you don't want to be "connected."
Nope, I'm not smelling the PS9
Full agreement with you on our digital only future which seems to be getting closer with every generation.
For me I don't think it will be. I look at the pc world for my answer and this is the premium way to play gaming then the next step down is console (home) streaming for me sits after this. Its a way for gaming on a budget. Paying for a Netflix type subscription to play games on your TV, pc, chromcast and other types of devices will be the new way casual games go as for them it's not about how powerful a console ect is. It's about having the games they want. fifa, cod, GTA ect. What I see is both Microsoft and Sony supporting 2 consoles at a time (ps4 ps4 Pro xbox one xbox one X) and also offering the games on streaming to. Then when the next xbox and ps come out the ps4 and xbox one get dropped and they support the two new ones as well as the one x and 4 Pro as well as streaming to another low cost device. Thing is no one knows how it will go eveyone was againt digital at the start of this gen and it had ended up going that way I do wonder if the next xbox and ps will go that way to.
I haven’t owned a physical copy of a pc game for nearly a decade so I don’t see why not.
Not like you could if you wanted to, very rare for a physical PC game to even exist these days
I'm pretty sure you still own a physical PC though.
Nope. Streaming is bullshit. It will never compete with the latency of local gaming. Which is especially important when it comes to VR which is going to grow in popularity until its the largest segment of the industry.
I kind of hope so. It’s getting to a point where I just want my entire library digital, but like how Steam does it, so if I have the game I’ll always have the game.
Till you internet goes down, or you forget your login, or your account gets hacked, or the servers end their service, or the licensed content in the game expires
I mean these are all issues for other online services I use and I haven’t had an issue yet.
So, because you want an all digital catalog, you hope that the next gen will be the last traditional console gen? Cant you still have what you want without taking away the traditional console from those who prefer it? There doesn't have to be only one future. Should be everyone should be able to get what they want so long as it's viable from a business stand point. "I mean these are all issues for other online services I use and I haven’t had an issue yet." Yet. The more things go digital, the more likely it is you will eventually be effected by something like that happening. May not be something as big as a full service shutting down, but could be a game gets delisted or removed completely where even if you purchased it, you can't down load it. People who brought games on GFWL can no longer download their content, so if they lose their back ups(assuming they made any), or they didn't realize it was going down and now went back to download it, they wouldn't have access to their library. The relevance of those effects on you may vary depending on the situation, and your own investment, but it's still shouldn't be something one has to worry about. If I lose a disc game its either because of theft or damage through other means, but my recourse for compensation or replacement isn't dictated by a faceless corporation, but rather a free market.
All I’m saying is I would like it to happen. You need to not get your panties in a bunch over it. You’re free to not want it.
Just questioning why you think the traditional console model needs to disappear because you want to go all digital. Why not both?
Consoles made for the masses, who spend a little to join and share the experience, it can't demand for more by any means in order to get the full experience, yes ,technology moves so fast but corporates are the ones who makes the decision in order to upgrade the infrastructure ,neither consoles companies nor tech giants have the power to make the decision.
I think so
For Xbox possibly for Sony and Ninty? No way
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